Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Festive Friday!

Climb aboard, buckle up and get ready for a ride around the blogosphere taking in some of the most festive handmade offerings out there! Some people jump in the car to take in Christmas lights -- we do that too -- but we love motoring around the web catching glimpses of holiday cheer too!

Our First Stop.... is to take a peek at this positively perky poinsettia from Cheryl Horvath (@cardsbycheryl on Instagram) using Power Poppy's Poinsettia stamp set. Look at those pencil strokes done "just so" to bring out the absolute best in this set with a clean and classy design!

Let’s just say Essie was a busy little crafter recently! If you click on her name and head on over to her Flickr page, you'll see a handful of gift card holders and tags designed to make the season bright! I love this decked out gift card holder with a die cut flair showing off the special digi we offered Black Friday weekend, Power Poppy's Candy Cane Classic — which will back in the Power Poppy Shop on Saturday if you want to grab it! 

If you wondered what our own Instant Gardener Jennifer Dove is up to this weekend, check out these four lovely bits of hand-made correspondence overflowing with holiday charm! If you're near Phoenix -- Sun City West to be exact -- Ms. Jennifer is teaching some of her Copic know-how at The Paper Collage using the Fully Stocked and Cozy Cupfuls stamp sets! Take a gander....

Linda Carson made my jaw drop and smack the floor with this card below using Power Poppy's Partridge in a Pear Tree digital stamp. This one, she says, was her first Christmas creation of the season and I happen to know quite a few stampers out there in cyber space who said she should just go ahead and send this sparkling and exquisitely colored creation to them!

And we saved perhaps the sweetest part of our show-and-tell for last! Check out this little wonder from Charlene Gribben's granddaughter Ella.  Now, I don't know how old Ms. Ella is but goodness, she loves her friends because she spent some time with her grandma coloring up this wreath (Power Poppy's Succulents and Baubles) with such delight. I happen to love Ella's extra "doodles!" I mean, who doesn't love a few extra hearts, stars, and snowmen?!?

Before I bid you adieu, I did want to remind you of our monthly little challenge....

Join Christine Okken and the rest of the Power Poppy gang as they deliver a little handmade cheer with the Sweet Treats Challenge! You can read all about it HERE and then, you can get craftin' in your own space to share some of your creative ingenuity with all of us!

A few of the Bloomies are on standby ready to share some of the things they've been working on this week. So, if you have a little time, hop, skip and jump on over to see what they have in store!

That's it for us this Friday! Hope you swing by Monday to see what the fabulous Kathy Racoosin serves up for another edition of Inspire Me Monday! 



  1. WOW! Such beautiful Holiday cards! People are wildly talented, that's for sure! I also adore sweet little Ella's project, so cute! Merry Merry!

  2. Lovely projects! They all look so professionally done! Very talented, especially little ella!

  3. Wow!! So many beautiful projects!! Love the ones on kraft! I love Ella's work! I'm just waiting for the day my daughter will actually start to color an image instead of the whole page with one crayon, lol! Congratulations to all the lovely ladies, especially Ella!

  4. Love love to see Power Poppy colored on Instagram and seeing Newcomers ink then up with glee! Always a cheery site! Merry Christmas Power Poppy!

  5. Oh, I'm so honored to see my card here--what a fun surprise! Ella is the star today--what a pretty wreath!

  6. What a collection of cards - all so beautiful!

  7. Thank you so much for showing Ella's work!! She just turned five and loves to create gifts for her family and friends. This one was for her good friend Emmie.

  8. Gorgeous cards that you've featured, and how sweet is Ella's card! Love the Bloomies' cards too! Hugs!

  9. Goodness I'm amazed to see my card here!! What a wonderful Christmas surprise! Love all of these featured and the new budding artist Ella!


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